Melbourne Accommodation 

Riverview hotels along the Yarra River

Perched on the banks of Melbourne's meandering natural asset, Southbank is an ideal base for exploring inner-city Melbourne or getting into town with ease for early morning business. Home to the illustrious Crown Casino and an array of promenade eateries, Southbank accommodation offerings include the 5-star Hilton and Quay West, as well as a selection of 4-star apartments in the heart of this entertainment precinct.

Around the river bend, Docklands has all the best elements of Melbourne life: art, culture, food, wine and sport. Just minutes from the CBD you will find a handful of 4-star Docklands hotels circling the waterfront, backing onto Etihad Stadium (aka Docklands Stadium).

Airport accommodation at Tullamarine

The closest Melbourne accommodation choices near the airport are the PARKROYAL, Holiday Inn and ibis budget. Linked directly to the terminal, PARKROYAL offers day delegate packages for business travellers and plenty of suites if you need a quick kip before a connecting flight. A short shuttle down the road you will also find the 4-star Mantra Tullamarine Hotel and Best Western Motel.

Don't be caught off guard when booking your flights to Melbourne – while Tullamarine is the city's main airport, many budget airlines also operate out of Avalon Airport, which is closer to Geelong. Avalon can be a good option if you're planning to travel the Great Ocean Road, but Tullamarine is your best port for Melbourne, just 23 kilometres from the CBD.

Support your team; stay near the stadium

There's no denying Melbourne is a sports-mad city, playing host to some of the most highly anticipated events of the calendar year. If you're planning a November holiday to catch the Melbourne Cup, there are a number of Flemington Racecourse hotels that will have you beating the crowds to the race that stops the nation.

Stay close to the cricket or AFL action by getting in early and booking a hotel near the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where the Mantra, Mercure and 5-star Hilton on the Park are all within reach. If it's tennis that takes your fancy, the Rod Laver Area is just across the way from the MCG, making East Melbourne the best choice to catch all the sporting action.

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Travelodge Docklands, Melbourne 4-Star

Melbourne

Travelodge Docklands Located right in the new Docklands waterfront precinct in the heart of Melbourne, Travelodge Docklands will provide the perfect base for you to explore all of Melbourne's exciting attractions including; the MCG, Crown Casino, Melbourne Aquarium, Rod Laver Arena, Etihad Stadium and the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. The Hotel also provides fabulous public transport options with Southern Cross Station located adjacent to Docklands and the Melbourne International Airport just 20 minutes away. Lanes and Arcades Tour including Lunch with Hidden Secrets Tours Have you ever been to a city and wondered what all the fuss was about? Or wasted time trying to find the cool cafe you were told of and ended up missing everything? Melbourne's arcades and laneways hide many of these answers. Join this indulgent morning walk through Melbourne's beautiful back streets, and get orientated in the life of the city that locals love. Discover local designers and speciality retailers, that often are only found in the city. Some of the quirkiest cafes, independent designers, street art, architecture, and historical tales are found in these walkways, there is something for everyone, locals and visitors alike. Morning tea is included. See over 50 stores on this casual stroll and return to those you like best in the afternoon: make a day of it in marvellous Melbourne. This tour includes lunch too. View our great airfares, tours, travel insurance, and car hire.

Travel Dates:1 April - 16 June, 18 June - 25 September 2015

3 nights
FROM $285*
3 nights FROM $285*

Causeway Inn On The Mall, Melbourne STAY 4 Nights, PAY 3

Melbourne

Causeway Inn On The Mall Boasting Melbourne's most central location on the Bourke Street Mall opposite Myer department store, Causeway Inn On The Mall is surrounded by fashion boutiques, lively cafes and Melbourne's famous shopping arcades. Comfortable, affordable accommodation in Melbourne's best location and only minutes away from tram stops and the train stations. The hotel is an ideal starting point for discovering Melbourne on foot as attractions such as Federation Square, the MCG, Melbourne Aquarium, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Botanic Gardens, Regent Theatre and Princess Theatre are just a stroll away. Yarra Valley Food and Wine Day Tour We start our day around 9.00am and travel via the 'scenic route', through the undulating and bush laden north-eastern suburbs of Eltham, Templestowe and Warrandyte. Our first stop is at the Coldstream Hills Winery at Coldstream. Established by one of Australia's leading authors and commentators on wine, James Halliday the elevated position of the cellar door takes in delightful late morning views across the valley. Next door is the charming Warramate Winery. With some of the oldest vines in the valley, a knock out view and a compact selection of wines, it's got a lovely boutique feel to it. It's then off to the very famous and very French Domaine Chandon. Choose from a range of premium sparkling wines (methode champenoise) while nibbling on cheese and bread. We then travel to Yering Station for an a la carte main course lunch in the stunning Wine Bar Restaurant. Enjoy the superb views and seasonal menu. Post-lunch, there's wine-tasting in the original 1859 winery, surrounded by local artworks and produce. After a relaxing lunch the final stop for the day is at the De Bortoli Winery at Dixons Creek. As Italian as Domaine Chandon is French, it's a great end with superbly flavoured cheeses that compliment the sparkling, table and dessert wines. Our scenic journey home takes us through the Christmas Hills and Kangaroo Ground. Expect to be back to your accommodation by around 6:30pm.

Travel Dates:26 April - 24 September 2015

4 nights
FROM $409*
4 nights FROM $409*

ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel, Melbourne

Melbourne

Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel Built in 1926, the Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel, like Melbourne, provides traditional European charm and service, together with modern facilities. The Kingsgate is in a superb location with direct access to the major shopping precincts of Melbourne CBD, Southern Cross Station, the Docklands, Factory Outlet shopping, Etihad Stadium, Southgate the Melbourne Aquarium, the Exhibition and Convention Centre and the Crown Casino are all within a few minutes walk of the hotel. All rooms are equipped with wireless internet, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, en-suite bathrooms and 20" flat-screen digital LCD TV's with 22 channels. The Kingsgate Bar and Lounge provides a cosy place to relax with wood panelling and leadlight adding to the historic ambience. The cafe offers a hearty breakfast each morning and a place to unwind with a light meal and glass of wine before stepping out into the Melbourne scene for the evening. 1 Day Great Ocean Road and Rainforest Tour Surf Beach - Enjoy complimentary morning tea while watching the surfers at an iconic Aussie beach. Memorial Arch - Take some pictures at the historic Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch. Beach Walk - Get some sand between your toes. Lorne & Anglesea - Pass through popular seaside resort towns. Coastal Views - Experience world class coastal views as we wind our way along the Great Ocean Road. Wild Koalas and Wildlife Viewing. Spot wild koalas and beautiful coloured native birds. Delicious Lunch - Enjoy a delicious lunch in the sea side town of Apollo Bay. Otway's Rainforest - Feel dwarfed as you stroll past some of the tallest species of trees in the world. 12 Apostles - View the beautiful limestone stacks that form the mighty 12 Apostles. Loch Ard Gorge - Towering limestone cliffs, and amazing shipwreck tales. London Bridge or Gibsons Steps - Enjoy a short walk to one of these spectacular rock formations. 1 Day Phillip Island Penguin Parade Wildlife Tour Morning Tea - Enjoy some complimentary morning or afternoon tea on route to Phillip Island. Australian Wildlife Park - Feed the Kangaroos, get up close to Koalas, Kangaroos, Emus, Wombats, Dingoes, Tasmanian Devils and beautiful coloured native birds...a photographer's dream. Chocolate Factory and/or Woolamai Beach - Visit the amazing wollomai beach (and/or) check out the retail section of Phillip Islands chocolate factory, grab a tasty treat or buy some for your friends and family Beautiful beaches - Be blown away by Phillip Islands rugged surf beaches. Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit - Take a look at where the action happens Swan Lake - Wander and spy wetland birds and wallabies from the hidden observation platforms. Seal Rocks - Watch the seals play from special observation cameras. The Nobbies - Visit the award winning Nobbies Information Centre. The Blowhole - View the powerful oceans force as it creates a blowhole. Summerlands - Observe the thunderous surf beneath the sheer cliff faces. Penguin Parade - Watch the magic as the world's smallest penguins appear out of the surf. Free Picnic Lunch included. View our great airfares, tours, travel insurance, and car hire.

Travel Dates:1 April - 9 October, 12 - 30 October, 9 November - 30 December 2015, 2 - 17 January, 1 February - 23 March 2016.

4 nights
FROM $425*
4 nights FROM $425*

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